Plantsman Michael Wickenden dies aged 61

Michael Wickenden of Cally Gardens, Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland died on the 11 October 2016, while trekking in northern Myanmar (Burma).

Michael Wickenden Cally Gardens
Michael Wickenden Cally Gardens

He was known as a plantsman and for his views on plant breeders rights as well as for running the nursery, as an explorer, a photographer and as a teacher.

A funeral will be held close to his family in Sussex. A celebration of his life will be held in Scotland at a later date. Further announcements will be posted on the Cally Gardens website.

Cally Gardens continues, and will remain closed as normal through the winter.

The Scottish Rock Garden Club website illustrates some of his introductions here. They include Fagopyrum Dibotrys 'Cally Form', Persicaria 'Indian Summer' and Begonia sikkimensis (U614). Fagopyrum dibotrys 'Cally Form'Fagopyrum dibotrys 'Cally Fagopyrum dibotrys 'Cally Form'Form'


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